Is it simply by virtue of having a child that your sense of time speeds up? I can’t believe that we have gone from recapping month 6 to recapping month 7 (very nearly month 8, really) already! Yet, here we are, 2-1/2 weeks past E’s 7 month birthday. It’s crazy, how fast she’s growing up!
My little girl seems to want to grow up in a hurry, even without the whole time speeding up thing. She moved from baby food to solid foods in the blink of an eye! She now eats bits of chicken, wheat bread, Cheerios, apples, bananas, pears and tortillas, too! And, because she’s a big girl now, she prefers to feed herself, rather than to be fed. The good news is that expensive baby food is on the outs, and cheaper fresh food is IN! The bad news is that she’s not a precisely tidy eater, so she produces a very messy dining area and an even messier baby, once she’s done eating!
E is also an accomplished sitter, crawler, kneeler, and stander. She can pull herself up to a standing position and sit back down again without assistance. She loves to play with her toys on her quilt, and finds great joy in learning a new trick (like banging things together to produce loud noises).
Because she’s so mobile, we are planning out how to babyproof the house. Oh, yes, that does mean that we haven’t babyproofed yet.
We’re the world’s worst parents, I know. But, but, but – we don’t let her out of our sight, and she’s not allowed to crawl anywhere unless strictly supervised. I feel a bit bad about that, since she is SO curious and SO smart, and I think that she could do really well on her own, if only the house wasn’t a minefield for a baby her age. There are so many things she could pull on top of herself, so many outlets she could electrocute herself with, so many blind cords she could hang herself on. We have a lot of work ahead of us.
Help me out here! What kinds of things did you babyproof that really didn’t need babyproofing? What should you have babyproofed that you didn’t?